A simple still can be constructed from a five-gallon metal container with a tight-fitting cover, a piece of copper water pipe at least 10 feet long, a glass or metal … Read More
This hand pump is as simple as a paper clip—and just as ingenious. Just buy the parts, put them together, and start pumping! It took us about 20 minutes to … Read More
Using pure fresh water in the garden—while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system—is considered wasteful in some situations. Where water is extremely scarce, some … Read More
Even in the age of technological “miracles” it sounds like magic: pump water—uphill—without wind, solar or electric power?
Not only is there nothing magic about it, but hydraulic rams have been … Read More
Drill a 1/8” hole in the bar stock, ½” from one end, and put a 90° bend 1” from that end.
Make 90° bends 3” and 1” from the other end … Read More
This item from the November, 1857 Wisconsin Farmer demonstrates the kind of thinking that might have to – and we think should—become common again. (We refer not only to the … Read More